Governor Gretchen Whitmer has some explaining to do. And a decision to make.
Turns out Michigan’s public school teachers are big fans of personal freedom, and they’re pretty good at exercising their constitutional rights, too.
We’re working hard to hold Governor Whitmer accountable for her broken promises, and it’s getting lots of attention.
It was a year ago Saturday, on October 12, 2018 in the heat of the general election campaign when then-candidate Gretchen Whitmer uttered perhaps the biggest whopper of the cycle.
Standing on a debate stage and accused by her opponent of planning to raise Michigan motorists’ gas taxes by as much as 20-cents per gallon, Whitmer condescended and shot back.
This is a bombshell that’s gone almost entirely unreported in all the coverage spilling out of Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s use of the veto pen to eliminate $13 million for county sheriffs to patrol local roads, strip $35 million from public charter schools serving minority students and low-income families, and perhaps most ridiculously, reduce road funding by $375 million after spending two years grandstanding about “Fixing the Damn Roads”. Apparently, what she really meant was “Raise the Damn Taxes”!
Buried among the Governor’s 147 line-item vetoes in the state budget was a shocking and appalling move to greatly reduce government transparency and threaten whistleblowers in state Government.